ALMA was surrendered to MOGS by a backyard breeder along with her litter of seven puppies [Encanto Litter], due to trouble with Animal Control for having multiple intact dogs on the premises.
At the moment, Alma is very focused on protecting her young puppies, so her temperament cannot be adequately assessed. Initially, however, it is evident that she has been almost completely isolated and under-socialized, and is very skittish and afraid of almost everything and everybody.
Once Alma has weaned her puppies, can be spayed, and decompress from all of the stress that she's been dealing with, MOGS will complete a more thorough evaluation of her temperament and behaviors.
More about Alma
Is Not Good with Kids
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